The IRE website will be unavailable while we complete routine maintenance on Friday, November 19 from 8-10 am CT.
IRE favicon


Resource ID: #5686
Date: 2018



The CDC’s WONDER database is the best national database of drug deaths, but it's outdated and flawed, leading to undercounted heroin deaths and overcounted deaths from prescription opioids. Yet this is the database that researchers primarily turn to time and time again to identify and prove drug trends, which then becomes the baseline for policy decisions about drugs. Learn what’s available in data, how to use the CDC numbers (they are tricky), understand the pitfalls and possible workarounds and ways to localize reporting some of the data-based problems.

141 Neff Annex   |   Missouri School of Journalism Columbia, MO 65211   |   573-882-2042   |   |   Privacy Policy
apartmentpenciluserscalendar-fullcrossmenu linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram